United States consumers and auto enthusiasts aren't the only ones who can appreciate the leaps and bounds Nissan has made in the realm of electric mobility. Recently, Japan gave the automaker a Contribution Prize for its groundbreaking work in the area of hybrid technology.
Awarded annually to organizations that show outstanding leadership in the area of evolving technology, the Contribution Prize of the Ichimura Prizes in Industry awards goes to Nissan specifically for its innovative one-motor, two-clutch parallel hybrid system. Used with both the automaker's luxury model hybrid as well as a Japan-based Nissan hybrid, the system calls on a 3.5-liter V6 gas engine as well as a 50-klw electric motor.
What makes this bit of Nissan technology so unique? Thanks to its two clutches, the system allows the gas engine to "de-couple" under deceleration while the electric motor takes over. This means that any vehicle with the technology can maintain the power and performance of a V8 gas engine with the fuel economy of a four-cylinder. Specifically, the system produces an impressive rating of 24/32 miles per gallon city/highway.
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